Monday

The Usual Suspects

     Hi readers. We had some friends over for a rare dinner on Saturday night. We opened the liquor cabinet and set out our liquor bottles. We're not drinkers, but rather keep liquor for just this occasion. Just the basics, gin, scotch, vodka, etc.
     I was embarrassed to hear at the end of the night when one of my friends took me aside and said something was awry with both the whiskey and the vodka. She had tried to make a whiskey sour herself and adding more whiskey just watered it down more. To cut to the chase, after our guest left, we checked the liquor bottles and they all tasted like water. The vodka tasted like pure water.
     The last time we entertained was pre Christmas. The residents of our house are a 13 year old, 11 year old, 4 year old and a live-in nanny. I went to the the 13 year old who told me with conviction that it wasn't her. I went to the eleven year old who looked confused. I went to the nanny and told her and asked her if she had noticed anything unusual. She too, looked confused.  So it's Monday afternoon and I'm at work and I have no idea what happened to all of the alcohol. I think I need to know. How do I get to the bottom of this?
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12 comments:

I've seen this happen before said...

Do you have any cleaning services that come in? My grandparents had a cleaning guy who was stealing their alcohol. They found out for sure when they replaced the vodka with rubbing alcohol and heard screams coming from upstairs.

Anonymous said...

Nanny cams- end of suspicion..

Amanda said...

I did that when I was 13. And I was a good liar..just saying.

nannyrobot said...

I did that too when I was young. Don't be too quick to blame the nanny. You should let it go and keep the liquor locked up in the future. She's an adult. Why would she do something like that?

Alice said...

I'd assume it's your teenager experimenting with alcohol, honestly.

The nanny likely has enough cash to go buy herself booze if she'd so enjoy it, so I would honestly not think quickly.

Being that you have a 13 year old and 11 year old, I'd say they most likely conspire together more often than not.

this_nick said...

I love your grandparents.

this_nick said...

Assuming your nanny is at least 21, it's not her -- unless you aren't paying her enough to buy her own booze. In which case you'd deserve to have yours stolen. ;)

Angi said...

Its the teen..trust. An adult knows you can only add so much water before it's noticed. Young teens don't get it and make bonehead decisions.

Deborah said...

Well the good news is no one got hurt or died from alcohol poisoning..It is always a good idea to lock up liquor..keep beer and wine in your spare fridge if someone drinks it oh well. Liquor is dangerous and teens will drink till they die. Not a good idea having liquor in the open with even small kids in the house. I am sorry to say many families do it. It is dangerous and irresponsible..About as irresponsible as leaving nail polish remover on the table with a 2 year old. People sometimes just dont think about these things.

RBTC said...

there is no way to know who it was - all otions are possible - lock the cabinet and keep the key somewhere locked also

Anonymous said...

Yes!

Anonymous said...

Yea. I got drunk at 11 and 12 and then would cry to my dad and say that i would never with tears in my eyes. Girls are good at what they do